In The News: Lance Armstrong Seeks Role in NYC Marathon

Lance Armstrong in the 2006 NYC Marathon

The New York Times reports that cyclist Lance Armstrong has inquired about being a pace setter for Joan Benoit Samuelson during the 2009 ING New York City Marathon, as she did for him in 2006.  According to the article:

He has not trained for a full marathon, according to Mary Wittenberg, the chief executive and president of the New York Road Runners, the race’s organizer.

“We’re very happy to have Lance’s support,” Wittenberg said, but she added, “I’ll be surprised if he runs.”

“Lance had expressed interest through e-mails,” Wittenberg said. “But with a competitive athlete, you can’t pace unless you start the race. We gave him that option, which we are happy to extend. We don’t know if that’s of interest to him.”

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